Red Oak

 1290

White Ash

  1320

Brazilian Cherry/Jatoba

Bamboo - Strand

2789

Brazilian Chestnut

Brazilian Pecan

0            500            1000          1500          2000         2500          3000          3500          4000

Janka Scale

Eastern White Pine (Long Leaf)

 870

American Cherry

  950

2200

Acacia (Short Leaf)

2250

Golden Teak

2345

Brazilian Redwood

3540

3640

Patagonian Rosewood

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Red Maple

  950

American Walnut 

    1010

Australian Cypress

1375

  2330

Patagonian Cherry

3280

Bolivian Rosewood

3540

Red Cumaro

3840

In an effort to present you with accurate information, the Janka Scale noted by A1 Flooring and Bath and a compilation of results from our various suppliers. Accordingly, our figures may differ from Janka Ratings listed by other flooring suppliers. Janka Ratings for a specific species of wood may vary based on the source of the wood and a number of related factors. Janka Scale are not absolute and are best used to understand which woods are harder than others.

Elm

 1180

Heart Pine

Brazilian Koa

 2160

Santos Mahogany

Ultra Strand Bamboo

2789

3190

3540

3585

Brazilian Walnut/Lapacho

janka hardness rating

   1225

Birch

  1260

Hard Maple

1450

Mesquite

  2350

  2900

Cumaro

Brazilian Ebony

Janka Hardness Test is the industry standard for testing the resistance of a sample of wood to denting and normal wear. The

Janka Scale measures the force required to embed a .444 inch

(11.28mm) steel ball to half its diameter into a piece of wood. Since

the hardness of wood varies with the direction of the grain, both

side and end testing is performed on the sample. Red Oak with a 1290 Janka Rating is the industry benchmark for comparing the relative hardness of different wood species.

Here is a list of the most common wood species used in flooring.

   1060

Horizontal Bamboo - Carbonized     

American Hickory

 1820

  2800

Bloodwood

3417

   830

Southern Yellow Pine (Long Leaf)

 870

Hevea    

White Oak

  1360